Hometown: Kenora, Ontario
November 16, 2011
I'm back on the mainland after a self-imposed island exile (eventually, you will run out of Tequila!) Now located in White Rock (almost). Business has picked up immensely compared to a year ago, working 15 hours a day, but squeezing in rides :)
Have gone from street-bike to 400cc scooter to dual-sport. 2008 Vstrom 1000 with Givi windscreen & crash-bars, German skid-plate, Coo-case 44-litre top-box (too lazy to wire up the brake-light and alarm), smashed signals, and custom scrapes and gouges.
I have a hard time getting time off to ride, other than heading to my island lair in the summer. Love the ride to Whistler and beyond. I hope to organize a trip to Vernon next summer, out via #3, coming back through the canyon via Nicola Lake, or something like that. Have free accommodations in Vernon if I can talk my inlaws into it. :)
Just checked it out. Looks good!
folks who like to ride, drink coffee, and talk about bikes and stuff.
Nice to meet you Brian, I'm not sure I'll try your bike, but your welcome to try mine ;)
Thanks for the prompt rsvp.
Just saw your greeting on the sportbike riders group today, it doesn't show on my iPhone, dont know why. You asked how much i paid for the DL650, it was brand new in 09 and i paid $9k at Orca Bay. Traded it in for a Fazer8 in March 11, not enough power to pass semis on the Coq and kind of heavy for what i needed.
I have a r1200gs but the pictured one is a special model (limited edition).
Thanks Brian. Hope to get out for a ride soon with the group.
I will try and come out whenever I can. See you there .Alfred
I rode to Whistler today too. Any chance the 650 you passed was blue with luggage - 2 up?
Hey Brian, I bought a 650. I thought that the 1000 might have been a little too much bike for my first ride. Been riding it since February and having a blast! I really want to start doing some motorbike camping with it. Right now I am trying to organize a trip through Jasper and Banff this summer.